Socialist Worker

‘Egypt's revolution has made people mighty’

by Mahienour El-Massry in Alexandria
Issue No. 2360

We witnessed in Alexandria the largest protests we have seen since Mubarak fell in 11 February 2011—perhaps even bigger than that. 

Several protests merged into one and we started a sit in, which people don’t tend to do in Alexandria. Normally people march and rally.

I was on march in a poor district. It was one of the best ever. 

People chanted for social justice, a minimum and maximum wage and to topple Mursi because of his economic policies.

Some people chanted pro-army slogans. 

When someone started chanting in support of the army people shouted, “Shut up! Chant for the people and no one else”.

You feel how the revolution has changed people, they have become mighty and courageous. They don’t feel inferior to anyone. 

They say if the army takes over from Mursi and doesn’t do as the people wish, “We will topple them too.” 

We in the Revolutionary Socialists talk about what the army has done in the past to the revolutionary movement. 

We want to remind people about the recent violent history of the Scaf military government. 

We have to be clear that the army does not have the same interests as the people.


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